June 21, 2024

The Boston Red Sox find themselves in an interesting position. Currently holding a .500 record at 30-30, they sit third in the American League East, providing plenty of reasons for optimism.

The Red Sox have one of the top starting rotations in baseball, despite Garrett Whitlock’s injury. While the offense hasn’t been as potent as expected, the team isn’t at full strength. Reinforcements like Triston Casas and Masataka Yoshida are expected to return soon, boosting the team’s prospects.

With the trade deadline less than two months away, the Red Sox could become buyers if they accumulate more wins. According to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden, they may look to add starting pitching depth.

“The Red Sox are looking to add more starting pitching depth,” Bowden said. “They’re eagerly awaiting the return of first baseman Triston Casas, who has been out since April 20 with a rib injury. They’re getting very little production from that position and badly miss his bat in the lineup.”

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One potential target could be Chicago White Sox pitcher Erick Fedde. Bowden suggested Fedde as a trade candidate, and he could be an ideal fit for Boston. Fedde has impressed this season with a 3.12 ERA in 12 starts and could provide valuable support in Whitlock’s absence while offering an affordable option for 2025. Fedde is under contract for next season at a reasonable $7.5 million.

The veteran righty could bolster the Red Sox’s rotation for both 2024 and 2025 without costing too much in a trade. It’s worth considering for Boston as the trade deadline approaches.

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